Seminar style session that examines texts that reflect on Iberian colonial and imperial endeavors, or that represent the experiences of post-imperial travelers in East Asia within the contours of the “modern” empire and post-imperial discourses that marked Spain and Portugal as they entered the 20th century. Possible topics could include analysis of fiction and non-fiction narratives of colonial adventures and political resistance, missionary travails, and travel through Japan, China, Korea, Philippines, to mention just a few examples, This seminar will explore Spain and Portugal’s colonial and post/imperial encounters with East Asia as registered in writings in Spanish and Portuguese by peninsular and post/colonial authors from the 19th to the 21st centuries.
Please note that the session is in “seminar” format which means that the 5-10 participants will complete and circulate their papers of no more than 20 pages in length prior to the convention. Instead of reading papers, participants give a brief presentation of 5-10 minutes of their work, with the session focused on structured exchange between the participants. Respondents may be invited by the chair.
University of Chicago
315 Hathorne Hall
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